Office of Sustainability

Working to improve quality of life in Philadelphia by providing environmental, equity, economic, and health benefits for all.

Office of Sustainability

What we do

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.

OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, which is made up of eight visions:

  • Accessible food and drinking water
  • Healthy outdoor and indoor air
  • Clean and efficient energy
  • Climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities
  • Quality natural resources
  • Accessible, affordable, and safe transportation
  • Zero Waste
  • Engaged students, stewards, and workers

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Address
One Parkway Building
1515 Arch St., 13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email sustainability@phila.gov

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Events

  • Oct
    18
    Tree Canopy Conference: Science, Practice, Culture
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041, USA

    Tree Canopy Conference: Science, Practice, Culture

    October 18, 2019
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm, 8 hours
    Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041, USA
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    In our urban forest, large and mature trees make the greatest impact on reducing atmospheric carbon and mitigating climate change effects. The mature canopy makes our communities livable. See what Philadelphia is doing to encourage people to plant and care for trees and how tree-friendly land uses, such as parks, gardens, and cemeteries contribute to community canopy cover benefits. The conference also highlights select tree species for the future canopy, how plant exploration is adding pest and stress resistant species to our planting options, and what can be done to preserve our valuable veteran trees. To Register Online: http://bit.ly/MorrisConferences
  • Oct
    19
    Civic Engagement Academy In A Day
    8:30 am to 3:30 pm

    Civic Engagement Academy In A Day

    October 19, 2019
    8:30 am to 3:30 pm, 7 hours
    The Civic Engagement Academy In A Day is an advanced training that will cover best practices for civic engagement. If you're looking to build your leadership skills or expand your work as a community organizer, these trainings will help you take that next step.

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  • Oct
    19
    Free Community Shredding Event
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 6376 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19151, USA

    Free Community Shredding Event

    October 19, 2019
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours
    Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 6376 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19151, USA
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    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated in conjunction with Boy Scout Troop 133 will be holding a free community shredding event. We are collecting canned goods, gently used shoes, and eyeglasses to support program initiatives.

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